We hire 40-50 spring/summer staff each year in our various camps and programs:
Outdoor School Counselors • Summer Counselors • Program Leadership • Riding Instructors • Ranch Hands • Kitchen • Maintenance • Lifeguards • Housekeeping
Why Canyonview? • Christ-centered, verse by verse Bible-teaching • Paid positions available • Teach campers how to read and understand the Bible • Ongoing learning of new teaching and mentoring skills for life • Spend your time outdoors • Strengthen your relationship with Christ. • Develop life-long friendships • Model God’s Love to Kids, Teens and staff. • Teach the gospel through activities • Full God’s calling and serve your community Your decision to serve in a ministry where the truth of the Gospel of Christ is preached is one of the most significant decisions you will ever make.
Counselor/Field Guide (Outdoor School March 25 - June 5): Counselors are the heart and soul of our camps. They spend their weeks utilizing every opportunity to connect with and serve their students. They teach a science, craft or recreational lesson to 5th graders and facilitate large group games and initiatives. Responsible for 8-15 campers, 24 hours a day and filling in REC areas as needed. We have many different subjects available. Outdoor schools start March 25 and conclude in June. Most teachers continue on as counselors for our summer camps which end in August. 9 positions available, must be 18 y/o +.
Counselor (Summer Camps): Counselors are the heart and soul of our camps. They spend their weeks utilizing every opportunity to connect with and serve their campers. They spend time with their cabin at every meal and in most activities and games as well as lead their cabin in Bible Studies. Responsible for 8-15 campers, 24 hours a day and filling in REC areas as needed. We have many different counseling opportunities available, ranging from 1-11 weeks as a counselor. 30 positions available, must be 18 y/o +.
Day Camp Director: A great opportunity to demonstrate experience in leadership. This leader must have a solid foundation in Christ and a heart for children’s ministry, but also enjoy mentoring high school and college age students. You’ll have many opportunities to teach the Bible, tell stories, sing songs, and to grow in your own faith as well. Must be 21 y/o +.
Teens In Ministry Leader: Assists the Program Director and other TIM Leader in overseeing the Teens In Ministry (T.I.M.) Leadership Program. This includes scheduling daily tasks, mentoring the T.I.M.s, and leading Bible studies. Must have leadership skills and a desire to invest your summer in teens. 2 positions available, 1 for male and 1 for female role. Must be 21 y/o +.
Teens in Ministry: Volunteer Position. T.I.M.s are counselors in training. They will be paired with a member of our staff to learn the ropes of this outreach ministry. It's a great time for them to make quality and Godly friendships with others their age. Age 14+
Lifeguards: Assist the waterfront supervisor in maintaining a safe and fun environment at the waterfront. Train staff and campers in waterfront procedures and boating safety. Must be willing to get lifeguard certified or possess current ARC Lifeguard Certificate, and first aid and CPR training. 4 positions available, must be 15 y/o + with 18 y/o + preferred.
Ranch Hands: Volunteer Position. Ranch Hands will share responsibilities at campfire and opportunities with the campers at evening devotions, supervising campers while they groom, saddle, and clean stalls. Assisting an instructor in the arena while preparing to become a lead instructor. Assisting and leading trail rides and feeding horses and other daily chores. Multiple positions available, must be 16 y/o +.
Q: Can I volunteer this summer at Canyonview?
A: Yes. We always need more volunteers. Just fill out the app. We will do a background check before you begin working with kids.
How much do I get paid?
A: Weekly Salary paid twice monthly + Room and Board (food & housing)
Lifeguards: $8-15/hour (approx $180/wk)
Program Staff (Leadership): $215
Riding Instructors: $170
(Returning Staff: Earn $10 more per week)
What is the schedule?
A: Though there is some flexibility, we are looking for those who can commit to the whole summer
Ranch Staff Training: June 1-12
Day Camp Staff Training: June 7-12
Ranch Hand Training: June 11-13
T.I.M. Training: June 12
Camps: June 16-August 28
Q: I am married. Can I still be a counselor or staff member?
A: Yes. Ask more about how you can get involved as a couple!
Contact us today at 971-239-1347 or click the Online Application Button above.
Tim Houser, Program Director • Timh.firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Hudson, Assistant Program Director • Joshh.email@example.com
Tim Kirkpatrick, Equestrian Director Timk.firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER 2021 THEME • HOPE
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful."
Core Values: Praise God, Bless others, Stimulate Growth (PBS)
At Canyonview Ministries, we are not just employees — we are all Christ followers, and we are as passionate about our ministry as we are about our Savior.
"If you haven't been, then you need to go. The best staff, the most fun, a terrific way to spend time outdoors and with Jesus!" -Life Long Camper
At Canyonview Ministries, there are plenty of opportunities to work in areas reflecting your interests, skills and talents in a welcoming and rewarding environment. Whether you're just starting out or branching into a second career, Canyonview Ministries is a place that encourages ideas, offers stimulating work, and rewards both your spiritual life and your mind.